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AUSTRALIAN CUP FAREWELL?: Dyna Double One Cracks $1M in Prize Money

Dyna Double One has become just the third greyhound in world history to clock $1M in prize money by taking out tonight’s $355,000 Group 1 Australian Cup (525m) at The Meadows, in what could have been the last run of his decorated career.

After Black Frenzy skipped to a clear lead, the Andrea Dailly-trained Dyna Double One proved too strong and too classy when winning in 29.75sec after finding the lead in the home straight.

Black Frenzy, one of five runners for trainer Jason Thompson, finished second with Dailly’s other runner Diego Bale third.

Dyna Double One has now won $1.16M in prize money, trailing only his recently retired kennelmate Fernando Bale ($1.3M) in terms of stake money earned globally.
NSW breeder Paul Wheeler, who also bred Fernando Bale, said Dyna Double One was always going to be hard to beat after settling within striking distance of Black Frenzy.
“He was where he had to be throughout the race and when I saw him running into second place down the back straight I thought he’s in with a big chance here because he’s so strong. After coming back from 600 metre racing to 500 (525m) it was going to take a hell of a dog to beat him.”
A stud career beckons for Dyna Double One, and it is now simply a matter of when he is retired from racing. Despite the rich Golden Easter Egg series in Sydney being just around the corner, a race Fernando Bale won last year, the Wheeler family has a big decision to make.
“He’s three years old now and he’s earned over $1M in prize money. He doesn’t need to do anything else. At this stage of the game I’m tempted to retire him to stud, but it’s going to be a family decision, so I’ll go back home and have a talk with (son) Brendan and (wife) Jan and pan it out from there, but there is a big chance that tonight was his last run,” Wheeler said.
Dyna Double One is just the third greyhound to win the Melbourne Cup / Australian Cup double, which was last achieved in 1980 by Tangaloa.
He has gone a long way toward filling the void left by Fernando Bale in recent months as the ‘People’s Champion’, so while breeders may be rejoicing at the prospect of Dyna Double One retiring, racing lovers will be hoping to see Dyna Double One continue to thrill crowds for a little while longer.


WATCH: Dyna Double One enters the million dollar club after his Group 1 Australian Cup win at The Meadows

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